David Hartley

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David Hartley is a prolific short story writer whose weird tales have appeared in the likes of Ambit, Black Static, The Shadow Booth, The Cloister Fox, and The Ghastling, to name but a few. His latest short story collection, Fauna, was published by Fly on the Wall Press in 2021 and was longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize and shortlisted for a Saboteur Award. He holds a PhD in Creative Writing with The University of Manchester and co-hosts the Autism Through Cinema podcast. He is currently writer-in-residence for the Tartu 2024 City of Culture festival where he is working with artist Henri Hütt in an exploration of the edgelands of Estonia. Much of his strangest writing can be found via davidhartleywriter.com, and he often posts pictures of his rabbits on Instagram, if that's the sort of thing that makes you happy. Find him @DHartleyWriter.

Books by David Hartley